Top News

How Canada's Legal Online Venues can Win Over their Lost Players

The state of the online gambling market in Canada is controversial, to say the least. On one hand, there is no law prohibiting the country's residents of playing their preferred games at their preferred gaming venues, no matter if they are run from inside or outside the country. On the other hand, there's the law that prohibits any Canadian company except for regional lottery corporations from run ....

Food Safety Essentials During Pregnancy

(NC) While food safety is important for everyone, it's especially important for women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. A pregnant woman's immune system is weakened because of changes in the body that can make it harder to fight infections — including those caused by food poisoning. The four rules of food safety — clean, separate, cook and chill — are especially ....

5 Common Food Poisoning Sources and How to Avoid Them

(NC) If you've ever had a rough night after an all-you-can-eat buffet, then you know better than most the importance of food safety. But foodborne illnesses can do more than cause discomfort. There are approximately four million cases of food poisoning in Canada each year— that's about one in eight people. Protecting yourself and your family begins by following the four rules of food s ....

What is Food Poisoning?

(NC) About one in eight Canadians will get sick from food poisoning this year. Food poisoning is any sickness that results from eating contaminated food. Most people affected by food poisoning will recover without any lasting effects. But for some, the effects can be devastating and even deadly. The best way to protect yourself and your family is by following the four rules of food saf ....

Alert: Dangerous New Type of GMO Being Unleashed into Food Supply… Check Your APPLES

Few topics in the scientific world are as fiercely debated as the use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Despite the fact that they have passed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) safety tests, nearly 40 countries around the world have banned their use due to health and environmental concerns. With a growing population of health-conscious people, the debate over their u ....

Surgical Removal of Ovaries for BRCA1 “Breast Cancer Gene” Women Found to be Medically Useless, New Study Finds

When it comes to the presence of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations, which are often called the “breast cancer genes,” preventive surgery has been a recommended course of action. According to Breastcancer.org, mutations in these two genes account for about 10 percent of all breast cancers. Women with abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are sometimes advised to undergo prophylactic (prote ....

5 Tips for Transforming Picky Eaters

(NC) To help parents bring peace to the dinner table, Dr. Aimee Gould Shunney, a licensed naturopathic doctor, offers five ideas for transforming a child with finicky tendencies into an amazing eater with optimal nutrition. 1. Cook more. Cook for your children and make their dishes simple, without lots of sauces and spices. If possible, let them help you cook so they can be part of the ....

12 Healthy Habits all Kids Should Have

(NC) Check out these twelve simple healthy habits that benefit kids and help parents in their constant struggle to raise confident, happy and healthy people. 1. Get plenty of sleep. 2. Exercise regularly. 3. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. 4. Read, read, read. 5. Limit sodium and processed foods. 6. Choose healthy snacks over junk food. 7. Cut down on screen time. 8. Drink lots of ....

Keeping the Family Healthy this Winter

(NC) With a simple nutritional addition, this could be the year you succeed in keeping the whole family healthy. The secret to a cold and flu-free winter could be incorporating more omega-3s into your family's diet. Many of us consume certain types of fats in abundance (omega-6s), thanks to refined vegetable oils used in cooking and processed foods, but very little of others (omega-3s), ....

How Food Banks help our Communities

(NC) When we think about food banks, we might be under the misconception that they're mostly used by regular clients stopping by for a weekly hamper pickup, but the reality couldn't be more different. Here Katharine Schmidt, executive director, Food Banks Canada shares insights into the services that modern food banks provide to help their clients meet their own long-term needs. Communi ....

Where to Find Credible Nutritious Eating Advice

(NC) If you listen long enough to conversations about food, you're bound to hear some contradictions. A wealth of studies put ingredients like sugar, fat and sodium on a sliding scale between unhealthy and not-so-bad, and unless you're keeping up to date on the latest research, knowing what's good for you can seem like a lot of work. Fortunately, there are some trusted places you can tur ....

Put a Twist on the Traditional with melt-in-the-middle Fish Cakes

(NC) Everyone would love to cook up something new in the kitchen, but sometimes time and the effort it takes hold us back. The best way to overcome this is by incorporating a new flavour or a twist on a traditional product to help add novelty to your meal. If you're looking for easy-to-make inspiration, this melt in-the-middle cod fish cakes recipe is perfect for delivering on unexpect ....

Taste Something New with Thai-style Salad

(NC) Salads have a host of bountiful nutrients, but it can be easy to get stuck eating the same kind every day. To help get you of this rut, Tom Filippou, executive chef for President's Choice cooking school, encourages you to try this Thai-style beet salad, which only takes 15 minutes to prepare and provides you with a source of fibre. “Give coleslaw a Thai-twist with lime, fish sauce ....